How to Use Astrology to Manifest Your Goals & Plan Your Future

Sierra Vandervort // January 23, 2022

Astrology is a powerful and ancient tool for self-improvement and manifestation.

Even if you’re completely new to the world of astrology, you can start using it to set goals and plan your future right away. Using astrology to manifest your dreams is probably a lot easier than you think.

How Astrology Can Benefit Us

By using the naturally occurring energies of astrology signs, you give yourself a sort of North Star (literally!) to focus on. When we use astrology to manifest, we harness the cyclical energies of nature instead of working against them. 

But what does that look like in our daily lives? 

  • Being more in tune with your body & energy, meaning you take better care of yourself
  • Strengthing your intuition
  • Knowing the optimum times of the month for business, creativity & communication
  • Deepening your personal healing journey through knowledge of universal energies

My astrological practices have grown & shaped over the past four years, and I’m so grateful to have found the practice! I use the energy of the astrology signs to plan out my business goals, my community content, and even my monthly tasks and to-dos. My astrological planner from Magic of I makes this super easy, but we’ll talk more about them in a moment. 

By using astrology for self-improvement and manifestation, I’ve been able to connect to my spiritual body on a much deeper level. I feel more confident, more embodied, and definitely more magical. And I want that for you too! 

So let’s get started! Here’s how to use astrology to plan & set goals

Using Astrology to Manifest & Plan Your Future

Become familiar with the basic energies of the astrology signs

One of the coolest things about the 12 Zodiac signs is that they can all be broken up into categories of two, three, and four. This helps us better understand the inherent energy of each sign and how to utilize it. 

When broken into two categories, the astrology signs can be either masculine or feminine. Masculine energy is very productive, motivated, logical & organized. Feminine energy is more fluid,

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emotional, nourishing & meditative. So for each astrology sign, their seasonal energy will reflect either more masculine or feminine energy.

Masculine signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius 

Feminine signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces

When broken into three categories, astrology signs have different qualities. They can either be cardinal, fixed, or mutable. Cardinal energy is great for new beginnings. Fixed energy is wonderful for dedication & forward momentum. Mutable energy is great for change & energetic shifts. 

Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius & Pisces

When broken into four categories, the astrology signs have different elemental energies. These are used most often because they give us a more finely-tuned energetic picture. Our four elements are earth, fire, air & water. 

Earth energy is grounded, solid & practical. Fire energy is impulsive, energetic & passionate. Air energy is talkative, intellectual & quick. Water energy is intuitive, creative & emotional. 

Earth signs: Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn

Fire signs: Leo, Aries, Sagittarius

Air signs: Gemini, Aquarius, Libra

Water signs: Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces

I know it seems like a lot of information. One of the reasons I love my Magic of I astrology planner is because it has tables & explanations of these energies in the book. That way I can keep referring back to it whenever I need it. 

Use New & Full Moon Dates for Deeper Work

Full and New Moons were my very first introduction to the magic of astrology. As I became more and more curious about the specifics of each full moon’s energy, my studies of astrology for manifestation began to deepen. 

For every month, my astrological planner has monthly new & full moon intention-setting journal pages as well as monthly themes and reflections. I’m obviously obsessed with these planners, and if you wanted to grab their newest astrological planner for yourself you can get 10% off now with the code THELOCALMYSTIC. 

But even if you don’t have an astrology planner, you can still tap into new and full moon magic. You can figure out the astrological sign of each full moon with a quick Google search. Then, simply use the categories listed above to get an idea of what the energies of that sign will be. 

For example, let’s say it’s an upcoming Full Moon in Pisces. Looking at the charts above we know that Pisces is – feminine, mutable & water. So we can deduce that Pisces energy is extremely fluid, creative & spiritual. So a Pisces full moon would be a powerful time for daydreaming about your biggest goals or honoring your more creative, playful side.

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Always take into account how you’re actually feeling

No practice will be a one-size-fits-all for everybody. What matters first and foremost is that you’re listening to your body and what you need from yourself. If it’s time for a fiery full moon in Leo and everyone around you says to “put yourself out there” and “take the spotlight,” but you’re feeling completely wiped – then give yourself a break! 

Astrology is meant to be a guide, not a rule

book. Always start your practices by tuning in to how you’re feeling and asking your body what it needs from you. Then apply the astrology energies to that. Remember that you are a microcosm of the universe, and how you’re feeling on day-to-day basis matters. 

To recap…

As you begin to utilize astrology for manifestation and self-improvement, you’ll find yourself uncovering truths about your highest self. You’ll begin to find connections between your energy levels and the cycles of the universe. You may even uncover a new passion project, or receive powerful insights on what direction to take with your goals! 

Remember that this is an ancient practice that takes time to understand. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed – that’s ok. There are communities out there to help you learn, grow and answer all the questions that you have. But I think you may find, you have more answers than you think.

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Sierra Vandervort

Hey there 👋 I’m Sierra – welcome to my website!

I’m a writer, mindfulness coach, and community builder located in the here and now.

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